A commentary that builds from research evidence to provide recommendations for how policy can support EL students and schooling both if schools are physically closed and providing distance education, and once they partially or fully reopen.
Offers how-to strategies on: getting student input using polls; using the chat function to ask compelling questions; and prompting discussions with word clouds.
Provides effective strategies you can use immediately. The how-tos include: modeling instruction with video; modeling instruction with an online whiteboard and video; formatively assessing students; and encouraging discussion/interaction.
Ten recommendations distill the key findings from the PACE report, Supporting Learning in the COVID-19 Context, which offers a framework for educators and district leaders to use in their preparation to provide quality instruction through distance and blended models.
A resource to help a school/district plan how to identify priority standards.
A guide to creating an instructional plan that focuses on academic acceleration.